Former League City Mayor Tommy Frankovich died March 16. He was 75.

Frankovich was mayor from 1995-2002. He helped start the downward trend of the city’s tax rate, which other mayors and council members have continued.

At the time of his death, Frankovich was chair of the Helen Hall Library Board and served on it for 20 years. He also was the former president of the Friends of Helen Hall Library.

According to a League City news release, Frankovich was “dedicated to making League City a wonderful community and spent many years of his life in service to the citizens, including 31 years as a teacher.”

In the release, League City staff expressed gratitude for Frankovich’s selfless commitment to the city. In a League City video tribute to Frankovich, staff shared thoughts on the former mayor.

“He was a very well-respected member of the League City community,” Helen Hall Librarian Teresa Potter said in the video. “He always supported the library.”

Frankovich was an advocate for building an additional library in the city to serve the residents on the city’s west side. Frankovich’s son is a writer, due, in part, to going to Helen Hall Library as a child, Frankovich previously told Community Impact.

Frankovich’s funeral was held March 20 at First Baptist Church, 420 Slossen St., Webster.